Thu, Aug 5, 2021 - Aug 5, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Need help finishing a project? This is the virtual class for you! Open studio is for current members who need extra help with unfinished sewing projects, alterations, zippers, buttonholes, or any other sewing techniques. 2 hours of instruction.
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 activity ratings
Sep 6, 2021
The instructor was patient, knowledgeable, and professional.
The connection, which I think is out of your control.
Sep 3, 2021
Everyone is so friendly and helpful
Doing a great job
Reviews for Sew Creative Lounge - DC
4.9 out of 5
Based on 112 provider ratings
Sep 16, 2021
(1) The instructing style of Ms. Tisha Thorne; (2) the camaraderie of the group; (3) the knowledge, skills, tools, ideas, innovations, workarounds suggested by members of the group, instructors, and co-sewists alike. It is truely a sewing community where the members share. This is my new "Happy Place"!
Eliminating COVID so we can congregate together.
Sew Much Soul Open Studio
Sep 15, 2021
Clear instruction and patience
I had the understanding that the class would be on Thursday. Therefore I missed half the class. But I am grateful that they had it. I cannot watch the replay because I did not purchase the ability to do so.
Sep 15, 2021
I started the bag at the conference on Sat. I got lost during the process because of a machine malfunction. I was able to complete it on Tues.
About Sew Creative Lounge - DC
Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne met by chance in the hallway of a new building they both moved into back in 2006. They soon realized that they both had a passion for sewing.
The pair noticed that there really weren’t many places where people could take sewing classes, even though there was clearly a demand for it. So, they decided to fill that void and launch Sip and Sew DC, a three-hour workshop that teaches participants how to sew and complete a project such as a clutch, pants or skirt.
The response was overwhelming with many of the classes selling out from 2014-2016. Hosting pop-up classes was a lot of work and Cecily and Tisha’s husbands eventually urged the pair to find their own space. It was from their recommendation that pushed them to open Sew Creative Lounge in Mt. Rainier, MD.
Today Sew Creative Lounge teaches children and adult sewing classes and hosts summer camp at their home studio and satellite studio in Chicago. They also partner with various elementary schools throughout the DC metropolitan area including Yu Ying Public Charter School, Creative Minds Public Charter School, Center City Public Charter School and the Burke School. In response to the pandemic, Cecily and Tisha opened up an online store and began designing their own collection of fabrics. They excited about their work and are always eager to work with their students.